Troops still ashamed of emotional problems

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. military health officials want to reduce the stigma soldiers facd when seeking mental healthcare, Stars and Stripes reported Saturday.

No links found in rare pneumonia in Iraq

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Two deaths have been attributed to a rare type of pneumonia that is occurring among U.S. troops in Iraq at a higher than normal rate.

Rare infections among some U.S. fighters

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A rare blood infection has emerged among U.S. military personnel who were injured in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan, Stars and Stripes reported Saturday.

Bacteria infections rise in U.S. soldiers

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. military officials said an increasing number of bacterial infections in the bloodstream are being seen in soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Bush visits Army wounded

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush and his wife, Laura, Tuesday visited wounded soldiers undergoing treatment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Honor veterans, Bush says

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush urged Americans Tuesday to recognize the valor and sacrifice of the nation's military veterans.

Pentagon embarrassed over vet debt

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The Pentagon has canceled plans to force a severely wounded soldier to repay his enlistment bonus after injuries forced him out of the service.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Sept. 13, the 257th day of 2004 with 109 to follow.
By United Press International

Brain injuries lead Iraq war injuries

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) -- Almost two-thirds of U.S. soldiers hospitalized at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for exposure to weapon blasts, severe falls and motor vehicle accidents in the Iraq war have suffered traumatic brain injuries, a percentage believed to be higher than any
BRAD AMBURN, United Press International

Iraqi vets more depressed, traumatized

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- U.S. soldiers in Iraq are more likely to return home with mental disorders, such as major depression, than those sent to Afghanistan, researchers said.

U.S. Iraq veterans showing stress

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- Post-traumatic stress disorder is appearing in one in six U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq, the New York Times reported Thursday.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, June 26, the 178th day of 2004 with 188 to follow.
By United Press International

Reliant Energy gets $35.9 million contract

HOUSTON, May 25 (UPI) -- Reliant Energy of Texas said Tuesday it won a contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to supply energy to several military installations.

U.S. Army troops found radioactive

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- As many as 800 U.S. army soldiers are awaiting results to determine if they were exposed to radiation in Iraq, the New York Daily News said Monday.

Scientists work on brain injury testing

GAINESVILLE, Fla., March 25 (UPI) -- University of Florida researchers are trying to develop a battlefield blood test to quickly diagnose brain damage in wounded soldiers. Doctors hope such a test would also help identify brain injuries in everyday life from football fields to automobile cra
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Walter Reed
Former commanding general of Walter Reed Army Medical Center Army Major Gen. George Weightman testifies before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the care and conditions of wounded soldiers at Walter Reed, in Washington at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center on March 5, 2007. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Major Walter Reed, M.D., (September 13, 1851 – November 22, 1902) was a U.S. Army physician who in 1900 led the team that postulated and confirmed the theory that yellow fever is transmitted by a particular mosquito species, rather than by direct contact. This insight gave impetus to the new fields of epidemiology and biomedicine, and most immediately allowed the resumption and completion of work on the Panama Canal (1904–1914) by the United States. Reed followed work started by Carlos Finlay and directed by George Miller Sternberg ("first U.S. bacteriologist").

Walter Reed was born in Belroi, Virginia, to Lemuel Sutton Reed (a Methodist minister) and Pharaba White.

After two year-long classes at the University of Virginia, Reed completed the M.D. degree in 1869, two months before he turned 18 (he was the youngest then, and is still today the youngest student of the University of Virginia to receive an MD degree). He then enrolled at the New York University's Bellevue Hospital Medical College in Manhattan, New York, where he obtained a second M.D. in 1870. After interning at several New York City hospitals, he worked for the New York Board of Health until 1875. He married Emilie (born Emily) Lawrence on April 26, 1876 and took her West with him. Later, Emilie would give birth to a son and a daughter and the couple would adopt a Native American girl while posted in frontier camps.

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